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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Other Resources

The education office has many resources available to support school programs. A free teacher's packet with a variety of park information is available upon request. For further information about these resources, please contact the education staff.

Acadia Paw Press - Education Newsletter
The Acadia Paw Press, the official newsletter of the Acadia National Park Education District, is now available online. Be sure to check it out for the latest information on programs, new educator resources, and more.

State of Maine Learning Results
Acadia's curriculum-based programs are aligned with the 2007 legislated Maine Learning Results here. More information about the Maine Learning Results is available on the State of Maine website.

Teacher Discount
Eastern National offers a teacher discount at any Eastern National outlet in the park. A 15% discount applies to all items purchased with a valid school ID. Discounts are available in person, by phone at 207-288-4988, and online.

Video Resources

  • A Kid's Eye View, The Science Behind the Scenery of ANP
    This video highlights some of the research and scientific work done in Acadia National Park. It also showcases different jobs in the science field. Middle level students from Bar Harbor, Maine, interview a variety of biologists about their work. A 49-page study guide accompanies the video.

Running time for the entire video is approximately 55 minutes. Individual topic segments vary in length from 5 to 10 minutes. Contact the education staff for a copy.

  • Leave No Trace
    Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethic that helps keep Acadia beautiful by teaching people how to minimize their impacts on park resources. Teachers can obtain a free copy of the "Leave No Trace in Maine" DVD to use in their classroom. This 15-minute DVD shows how Leave No Trace principles apply to the recreational activities in Maine, from fishing to hiking. A limited number of DVDs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive your copy, contact Acadia's visitor use specialist at 207-288-8727 or via e-mail.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.